Democrats

Former President Jimmy Carter Marks 96th Birthday

The Associated Press reports: Former President Jimmy Carter marks his 96th birthday Thursday, the latest milestone for the longest lived of the 44 men to hold the highest American office. Carter planned to celebrate at his home in Plains, Georgia, with his wife of 74 years, Rosalynn Carter. The 39th president, in office from 1977-81, has largely receded from public …

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GOP Panicked Over Avalanche Of Dem Mail Ballots

The Washington Post reports: Democratic voters who have requested mail ballots — and returned them — greatly outnumber Republicans so far in key battleground states, causing alarm among GOP party leaders and strategists that President Trump’s attacks on mail voting could be hurting the party’s prospects to retain the White House and the Senate this year. Of the more than …

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Rafael Warnock +8 Over Loeffler In GA Senate Poll

The Associated Press reports: Former President Jimmy Carter, along with former first lady Rosalynn Carter, on Tuesday endorsed Democrat Raphael Warnock. Warnock, pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached. Carter is the second former president to back Warnock, joining Barack Obama, who announced his endorsement on Friday. Rep. Doug …

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What If The House Has To Decide Election Outcome?

Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has begun mobilizing Democrats for the possibility that neither Joe Biden nor President Donald Trump will win an outright Electoral College victory, a once-in-a-century phenomenon that would send the fate of the presidency to the House of Representatives to decide. Under that scenario, which hasn’t happened since 1876, every state’s delegation gets a single vote. …

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CBS Poll: South Carolina Senate Race In Virtual Tie

CBS News reports: Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina all have Republican senators up for reelection this year, and Senate control may hinge on these races. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the group is in South Carolina, a reliably Republican state where Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison has pulled almost even with incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham. We find Graham just a …

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CBS News Poll: Biden And Trump Tied In GA And NC

CBS News reports: New polling by CBS News shows Biden and Trump locked in a virtual tie in two key states — Georgia and North Carolina — with a majority of Democratic voters in both states saying the Supreme Court fight has made them more energized about voting in November. Trump is winning the support of 47 percent of likely …

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Sen. Cory Booker: I’ll Ask Amy Coney Barrett If She’ll Recuse Herself From Cases Related To Election [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Sunday that he would meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and would ask her whether she was willing to recuse herself from cases relating to the 2020 election. “I think you know my spirit, which is to sit down and meet with people and talk to them. …

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Dems Win TX Court Battle On Straight-Ticket Voting

The Texas Tribune reports: Less than three weeks before early voting begins in Texas, a U.S. district judge has blocked the state from eliminating straight-ticket voting as an option for people who go to the polls this November. In a ruling issued late Friday, U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo cited the coronavirus pandemic, saying the elimination of the voting …

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Obama Is World’s Most-Admired Man (Trump Is #15)

Glorious Leader isn’t going to like this: Former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama now hold the top spots for most admired man and woman in the world in the British data firm YouGov’s annual poll released Tuesday. Barack Obama ousted Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates from the most admired title for the first time since YouGov …

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Sara Gideon +4 Over Collins In New Maine Senate Poll

The Portland Press Herald reports: Veteran GOP Sen. Susan Collins remains in a tight contest with her Democratic challenger in the closely watched Maine Senate race, according to a poll released Friday by Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Democrat Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House, leads with 45% among the 847 registered voters who were asked for their …

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New York To Set Up Own Review Of COVID Vaccine

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will set up his own review board to double check any federally approved COVID-19 vaccine, citing his distrust of President Trump and calling Washington’s efforts to fast-track the drug “politicized” ahead of the November election Raising concerns over the drug’s administration in New York, Cuomo argued Thursday that a second …

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Dem Virginia Gov And Wife Test Positive For COVID

ABC News reports: Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for COVID-19. The two were notified Wednesday evening “that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19,” a press release from the Governor’s office says. “Both the Governor and …

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Death Of Ginsburg Spurs Surge In Voter Registrations

CNBC reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday helped prompt a surge in voter registration, according to voting groups. Since then, these organizations have seen a wave of engagement that carried through to National Voter Registration Day, which was Tuesday. Just over 62% of those they helped register were female. Those who registered the most through Vote.org were …

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Kelly: AZ Senate Winner Should Be Seated “Promptly”

The Hill reports: Democratic Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly said Wednesday the winner of the election should be sworn in as soon as possible in accordance with the law as the battle heats up on Capitol Hill over a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Regardless of who wins, once the vote is certified here in …

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Obama: Here’s My Number, Text Me How You’re Voting

Roll Call reports: Former President Obama shared his phone number on Twitter Wednesday, asking Americans to text him about how they are planning to vote. “All right, let’s try something new,” the former president tweeted. “If you’re in the United States, send me a text at 773-365-9687 — I want to hear how you’re doing, what’s on your mind, and …

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Handicapper Moves CO Senate Race To Leans Dem

Just in from the Cook Political Report: Cory Gardner in Colorado, announced Monday he will back moving forward with a nominee — a change in the view he held in 2016, saying that the “next election is too soon.” Gardner’s vote may well seal his fate, even if it was probably heading toward a loss anyway. Colorado Senate now moves …

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Mayor Pete Role-Plays As Pence In Harris Debate Prep

Bloomberg News reports: Kamala Harris’s team is working to manage public expectations that her upcoming debate with Vice President Mike Pence will present her with an easy opponent, despite her withering attacks on Democratic rivals in earlier presidential primary debates. As the Democratic vice-presidential nominee readies for the face-off on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City, her team has cast …

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Harris: Trump Will Never Say “Black Lives Matter”

The Washington Post reports: Kamala D. Harris, sitting in a barbershop chair in the middle of a Detroit parking lot, told a socially distanced gathering of Black men that Trump “will never say Black lives matter.” “When we look at this election, there are some very clear differences. Donald Trump will never use the term ‘Black lives matter.’ He will …

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Wisconsin Gov Declares Emergency As Cases Spike

Reuters reports: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a new public health emergency and extended a face coverings mandate into November to fight a flare-up of coronavirus cases, as the United States surpassed the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. In-person social gatherings led to cases skyrocketing among people aged 18 to 24, Evers said, as he pleaded with …

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Hillary Clinton To Launch 24-Episode Podcast Series

Variety reports: Hillary Clinton wants to get in front of listeners with her new podcast covering topics ranging from politics to the pandemic and from food to friendship, which is set to debut five weeks before the November U.S. election. The 24-episode “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton,” produced by iHeartMedia, will premiere Sept. 29, available on the iHeartRadio …

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